The Children’s Community Support Collaborative (CCSC) provides comprehensive mental health services tailored to the unique needs of youth ages 6-22 and their families. Our services, which take place at home, in the community and at school, focus on the family as a whole to help youth who have experienced trauma or mental health challenges remain safe within their homes and communities.
Our team prioritizes relationships and gives voice to youth and caregivers. Each family is served by a core team, including a Master’s-level clinician and Community Outreach Worker, which provides intensive in-home family treatment, comprehensive care coordination, mentorships and connections to informal and formal community-based resources.
For youth who cannot live safely at home, services include therapeutic group care and planned respite care. If such services are needed, our team works closely with families to support youth in returning home as quickly as possible.
HOW WE HELP
The focus of our treatment is to strengthen youth and family connections and to address obstacles to successful functioning of the youth in the community with their family.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
The Children's Community Support Collaborative is a closed referral system; we are only able to accept children and families referred by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health who have been assessed to be at risk for, or in need of, out-of-home placement due to safety concerns related to trauma or mental health challenges and who: